Saturday, 27th August, 1659.
State of the Government.
THE House, according to former Order, was this
Day resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Garland took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Garland reports from the said Grand Committee, That the said Grand Committee desire the Leave of
this House to fit again on Tuesday next.
Resolved, That this House be resolved into a Grand
Committee, on Tuesday Morning next: And that Mr.
Speaker do forbear to take the Chair.
A Letter from the Lord Lambert, from Chester, the
23th of August 1659, with a List of the Prisoners then
taken, were read.
A Letter from the Lord Lambert, from Chirk-Castle,
touching the Surrender of that Castle, dated the 24th
of August 1659; and Articles of Agreement, made between Colonel Jerome Zankey, and others, on the Parliament's Part; and Colonel Robert Broughton, and others,
appointed by Thomas Middleton Esquire, Governor of
Chirque-Castle, on the other Part; were read.
Colonel Morley reports, from the Council of State,
The Substance of a Letter from Chester, of the Four-and-twentieth Instant:
Which was read.
Grant to Creed, &c.
Resolved, That Major Creed, and Lieutenant-Colonel
Duckenfield, have Five hundred Pounds given between
them: And that the Council of State do see the same
The House adjourns till Three a Clock.
Saturday, August 27th, 1659. Afternoon.
ORDERED, That the Proceedings of the Commissioners for the Militia, in the respective Counties,
Cities and Places of this Commonwealth, for the Raising
of Money, or charging the People with Horse, Foot, or
Arms, upon the Act for Settling the Militia in England
and Wales, be forborn, until the Parliament take further
Order: And that the Monies, raised by the Commissioners
for the Militia in the said several Counties, Cities, and
Places, be continued in the Treasurers Hands of the respective Counties, Cities, and Places, until the Parliament
take further Order: And that the said respective Commissioners for the Militia do give an Account, What they
have done upon the said Act, or upon any Commission
from the Parliament, or Council of State, unto the
Council of State.
Ordered, That this Order be forthwith printed and
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to send this Order into the several and respective Counties,
Cities, and Places in the Commonwealth.
Ordered, That the Council of State do bring in the
Report, touching the Militias, upon Friday next.
Surrender of Chirque Castle.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of the Articles
made upon the Rendition of Chirque-Castle.
Ordered, That Major-General Lambert, the Commander
in Chief in Lancashire, and Parts adjacent, be, and is hereby authorized and required to seize and secure, or cause
to be seized and secured all the Arms and Ammunition
in the several Counties of Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire,
and Parts adjacent, of all such Persons as have not assisted
to suppress the Rebellion raised in those Parts; and that
the same be preserved, and safely kept, for the Advantage and Benefit of the State: And that the said Major-General Lambert do give an Account to the Parliament,
or Council of State, of the said Arms and Ammunition;
and in whose Hands or Custody they were taken.
Mr. Say reports, Some Alterations to the Act for Sequestrations: Which Alterations were, upon the Question,
agreed unto, and amended at the Table, by the Clerk.
And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, was agreed unto; and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That this Act be forthwith printed and
Ordered, That the Council of State do take care, that
the said Act be forthwith sent into several Counties of
Tryals at Stafford.
An Act for to make good all Tryals, which shall be
had at Stafford, on Friday the Eighth of September 1659,
as if the same had been tried upon the 17th of August
1659, was read the First and Second time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be now read the Third
The said Bill was read the Third time; and, upon
the Question, passed. And it is
Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith sent to the
Resolved, That the Bill of Assessment of One hundred
Twenty thousand Pounds a Month be read on Monday
Morning next; the first Business.
Resolved, That Chirque-Castle be demolished, and made
untenable; and that Major-General Lambert do see it
demolished, and made untenable accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to see what Inland Garisons and Castles, within this
Commonwealth, are fit to be demolished, and made untenable; and report their Opinion therein to this House.
Grant to Coke.
Ordered, That the Lord Whitlock, and Mr. Martin, do
bring in a Bill for settling Lands now in the Occupation of
Mr. Unton Croke, viz. Little Battington Farm, and Detford Farm, with the Tenements thereto belonging, in the
County of Wilts, late the Lands of Thomas Mompesson
Esquire; on him the said Unton Croke, for Service by
him done to the State; and that the Commissioners
for Sequestrations do forbear to sequester the said Lands
in the mean time.
Sir G. Booth.
Sir Henry Vane reports, The Examination of Sir
Ordered, That these Examinations of Sir George Booth
be referred to the Council of State: And that Sir Henry
Vane, and Sir Arthur Hesilrig, do proceed in the Examination of the said Sir George Booth, and any other Persons
as they shall think fit, concerning this Business; and report
their Examinations to this House: And that the Council
of State do preserve these Examinations for the Use of the
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"as," the Words, "in England and Wales" to be added.
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betwixt the Words "contrived" and "or;" and these
Words, viz. "which have been pardoned, or otherwise
discharged or," added betwixt the Words "been" and
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